Chiropractic Associates helps Preston ankylosing spondylitis patients with their back pain.

Flexibility. It is vital for a body to be flexible. One disease that may take flexibility away is ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis is not curable, but decent care by a well-informed practitioner like your Preston chiropractor may help lessen its symptoms and lasting effects. It is an inflammatory disease that in time can cause your spinal bones, the vertebrae, to fuse. Fusing anything brings about less flexibility. Chiropractic Associates seeks to maintain flexibility in its Preston chiropractic patients.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS IS

Patients coming to Chiropractic Associates regularly have clear-cut conditions that make clear their back pain experience. Infrequently, more unique conditions like ankylosing spondylitis turn up, too. In a research investigation of 3336 patients with ankylosing spondylitis, most ankylosing spondylitis patients were diagnosed in other healthcare settings instead of rheumatology practices. The majority were diagnosed by other practitioners while 7% were diagnosed by chiropractors or PTs. The median timeframe for diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis from a back pain diagnosis to a referral to a rheumatologist was 307 days. (1) Your Preston chiropractor knows the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and will establish that referral as necessary.

WHAT ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AFFECTS

Chiropractic Associates, being a Preston back pain specialist clinic, will see ankylosing spondylitis patients since it is a spine-related disease. Ankylosing spondylitis most commonly affects the spine, especially the low back and sometimes the sacroiliac joint. Wherever tendons and ligaments fasten to bone (spine, breastbone to ribs, hip, shoulder joint), ankylosing spondylitis may arise. Ankylosing spondylitis does not start and does its thing then stop. It may come and go, be worse and better, be off and on, for months or years. Ankylosing spondylitis may cause fatigue, and men are more prone to get ankylosing spondylitis than women. While ankylosing spondylitis does its fusion thing, Chiropractic Associates may be able to help influence its fusing ways to help keep as much flexibility in its fused areas and an upright posture as possible instead of the hyperkyphosis curving that often results in an ankylosing spondylitis spine.

HOW Preston CHIROPRACTIC MAY HELP Preston ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SUFFERERS

Diagnosing Preston ankylosing spondylitis may be complex in some cases as symptoms may vary from neck pain and stiffness to low back pain and hip pain. For some, imaging (MRI, xray) and lab tests are done as well as the typical clinical examination. Once diagnosed though, combining medical treatment via a rheumatologist with chiropractic treatment (spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic) can bring about some relief in terms of pain reduction and improved activities of daily living. (2) Your Preston chiropractor effectively and enthusiastically collaborates with Preston healthcare colleagues to assist Preston chiropractic patients find the gentle care they require.

CONTACT Chiropractic Associates

Schedule a Preston chiropractic visit for Preston back pain relief. If ankylosing spondylitis is your back pain condition, know that Chiropractic Associates is prepared to help. Chiropractic Associates is all about keeping Preston spines as flexible as possible and permitting Preston chiropractic patients to do all their activities of daily living they desire.
 
Ankylosing spondylitis is gently cared for by your Preston chiropractor. 
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